Thank you for a great Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Proclamation Event at the State House on March 7, 2013.
It was a proud day for men in Massachusetts as we stood together to pledge our commitment in helping to end violence against women. More than 200 people were able to attend in spite of the stormy winter weather. JDI is so appreciative of our Co-Chairs, all the speakers, and our WRD Affiliates and Ambassadors for making the event such a huge success. Read more...
A Message from our co-chairs for the 2013 Campaign, Jarrett Barrios and Dan Conley:
WRD Campaign Ambassadors, Wear your White Ribbons Today!
The 2013 Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign was officially launched on December 6, 2012 to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, where one man killed 14 women and injured another 10 women and 4 men. This is also the 21st anniversary of the International White Ribbon Campaign, a direct response to this tragic event.
Please download today's press release:
2013 Launch press release.
And here is a comment from the International White Ribbon Campaign about the meaning of December 6th:
“On December 6th, Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we remember the 14 women killed in 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. We also remember the thousands of women who have died as a result of gender-based violence around the globe and stand in solidarity with the many women and children for whom violence is a reality in their daily lives. On this day and every day, let’s reflect on the important role we can all play, especially men and boys, in advancing gender equality and ending violence against women. The White Ribbon Campaign’s pledge “never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women” is a call to action for every man and boy to think about and challenge their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours and to work together towards a more peaceful, equitable world for women and girls, men and boys. We salute the work of Men’s Initiative for Jane Doe Inc. and the work of the White Ribbon Campaigns around the globe. Let’s work together to build a future without violence against women and girls.”
Director of Programs
White Ribbon Campaign
our future has no violence against women
You too can become involved.
We’re taking our cue from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that speaks to how violence against women is a human rights violation and how these abuses around the world are obstacles to efforts for peace and gender equality in all societies.
In addition, we link importantly with The United Nations Secretary General’s new campaign UNited to End Violence Against Women, which is celebrated on International Women's Day, March 8th.
JDI invites you to sign on as a White Ribbon Day Ambassador and participate in local activities across Massachusetts. You can show your support by encouraging others in your organizations, families, and workplaces to wear a white ribbon, place a poster up at their workplaces, spread the word about the campaign and its aims, organize local events to speak out against violence towards women, and challenge attitudes and behaviors which condone or tolerate violence.
On this website, you can find out about the history of the White Ribbon Campaign, what this pledge means around the world and how you can get involved, including tool kits for planning local events.
We also urge you to learn more about sexual assault and domestic violence. You can find information, facts and more on the Jane Doe Inc. website.